Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

33 Wyandotte Street East - 1948

We looked at the Syrian Coffee Shop back in April, today’s photo is from the same series. This one is dated February 29, 1948, the caption on the back simply reads: 33 Wyandotte Windsor – Gambling The series is an interesting snapshot in time of the commerical store fronts around Windsor. The Roxy Billiards hall was located in the Douglas Building, long demolished, like the Syrian…
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Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Syrian Coffee House - 1948

Another Friday, and again the end of another month… This one is a bit a mystery. This photo is part of a grouping of store fronts all dated Feb. 29, 1948. The caption on the back reads: Syrian Club on Cartier St., Windsor, Ont. Gambling I am assuming that there must have been a big raid on illegal gambling parlours in Windsor in February 1948, and all the places I have pictures of were…
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House of Refuge - Leamington

OK, County Historians, what can you tell me about this place? It looks like it was quite a grand place. A bit of googling brought me to this document here, that makes it look like it was built around 1900 maybe a little before, and sometime before 1961, became known as the…
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Norton Palmer Hotel

Continuing with the postcard theme, here is an undated postcard, probably from the mid 1940’s, showing the Norton Palmer Hotel, which was located at Park and Pelissier. It was built in 1927, and expanded in 1929. Designed by architects Hutton & Souter of Hamilton…
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Prince Edward Hotel - 1954

Happy April everyone! I’m going to declare April postcard month, and we’re even going to venture out into the county this month. I will be the first to admit that I am a pretty urban dude, and I know very little about Essex County in general. So all my readers out there with any knowledge about the county, I will need your help in the comments over the next couple of weeks… Up…
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London Street Car Barns

Happy April Fool’s Day! To celebrate we’ll carry on the railroad photos for one last Friday (but don’t get too excited, this is the last one in the set I came across). While we’ve seen many photos on this site over the years of the old Car Barns, this…